What a great day!!! Google's Pac Man Game!!! :)


This is really awesome. i got up in the morning, turned on my laptop, clicked my Google Chrome and voila, my Google homepage looks like this. check it our for yourself. http://www.google.com/
or here http://macek.github.com/google_pacman/

Google Pacman Logo
Looks familiar? yeap! is mario brothers!!! Bazinga!!!     haha its PACMAN!!!.

Lemme give you a brief history. 
In Japan on May 22, 1980, Pac-Man was released - which is now, although it is May 21st here in USA. 
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pac Man, Google has their first ever playable and interactive logo. Picture of Google.com today: May 22, 2010. (please see pic above) History by wiki see bottom of page.

without further adieu, here is the game. by the way, You can play up to 256 levels in the logo, for real!go nuts!

(update: well i dont know why it's not working now. it was working a while ago.. hmmmmmmm anyways, just checkout http://www.google.com/)
Wiki History

Pac-Man (パックマン Pakkuman?) is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution in the U.S. by Midway, first released in Japan on May 22, 1980.[1][2] Immensely popular in the United States from its original release to the present day,Pac-Man is universally considered as one of the classics of the medium, virtually synonymous with video games, and an icon of the 1980s popular culture. Upon its release, the game—and, subsequently, its derivatives—became a social phenomenon[6] that sold a bevy of merchandise and also inspired, among other things, an animated television series and a top-ten hit single.[7]
When Pac-Man was released, the most popular arcade video games were space shooters, in particular Space Invaders andAsteroids. The most visible minority were sports games that were mostly derivative of PongPac-Man succeeded by creating a new genre and appealing to both genders.[8] Pac-Man is often credited with being a landmark in video game history, and is among the most famous arcade games of all time.[9] The character also appears in more than 30 officially licensed game spin-offs,[10] as well as in numerous unauthorized clones and bootlegs.[11] According to the Davie-Brown Index, Pac-Man has the highest brand awareness of any video game character among American consumers, recognized by 94 percent of them.[12] Pac-Man is one of the longest running video game franchises from the golden age of video arcade games, and one of only three video games that are on display at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., (along with Pong and Dragon's Lair).[13] For the 30th anniversary of its release,Google changed its homepage logo to a fully playable version of the game[14] being the first fully interactive google logo.

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